The Infinite Monkey Cage

The Infinite Monkey Cage by BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4

Brian Cox and Robin Ince host a witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists' eyes.

Categories: Science & Medicine

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Brian and Robin are joined by palaeontologist Dr Susie Maidment, evolutionary biologist Dr Tori Herridge and comedian Dave Gorman to pitch giant creatures against tiny creatures in their bid to avoid extinction. They explore the scale of life and ask why are some organisms large and some small and what is the optimum size for successful survival. From the prokaryotic cell to the grandest dinosaur, how does the modern synthesis explain the huge variation in scale, form and function. What are the advantages and disadvantages to being huge like the dinosaurs, or was it their size that really did them in, in the end?

New episodes released Wednesdays. If you're in the UK, listen to the newest episodes of The Infinite Monkey Cage first on BBC Sounds: bbc.in/3K3JzyF

Executive Producer: Alexandra Feachem

Previous episodes

  • 197 - The Scale of Life (or were dinosaurs just too big?) 
    Wed, 29 Nov 2023
  • 196 - How I is AI? 
    Wed, 22 Nov 2023
  • 195 - The Science of Coincidence 
    Tue, 14 Nov 2023
  • 194 - The Infinite Monkey’s Guide to... Audience Favourites 
    Wed, 08 Nov 2023
  • 193 - Octopuses! 
    Wed, 08 Nov 2023
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